How to Enable Rapid Cybersecurity Standards Implementation for Impact – FA 02 Sub 02 2022

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21 June 2022 | 15:45 - 16:30 CEST | SISSA Main Auditorium
Consolidated programme 2022 overview / Day 1

Proposals: #12 #26 #63 #67

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Session teaser

Is there a practical approach for coordinating cybersecurity standards implementation and who should be driving this – regulators to drive adoption, industry to drive implementation or consumers to drive demand?

Session description

Cybersecurity standards help improve the security of IT systems, networks and critical infrastructures. They typically define both functional and assurance requirements within a product, system, process or technology environment, and well-developed cybersecurity standards help enable consistency among product developers and serve as a reliable metric for purchasing security products. Plus, they need to address user needs, but must also be practical since cost and technological limitations exist. Additionally, a standard’s requirements should be verifiable; otherwise, users cannot assess security even when products are tested against the standard. In this complex landscape, along with increasing complex cybersecurity challenges and complex regulations, once a cybersecurity standard is developed, how should industry, governments and the consumer approach its implementation so that there are strong safeguards and the fundamental rights of people are kept in the forefront? In this session, participants will address:

  • How do standards intersect or interact with regulations and frameworks?
  • How do they contribute to private-public driven innovation?
  • What does a strategy need to contain in order to speed up deployment of standards?
  • What might be holding the industry back from deploying standards?
  • What might be holding government institutions back from actively supporting existing standards and related best practices?
  • What might be holding back consumers from demanding trustworthy solutions backed by collaborative standards?


The moderator will briefly set the stage for the discussion, putting on the table various challenges and factors at play. Following this, there will be a lightning round of questions and scenarios provided to the key participants to unveil various perspectives and diverse thoughts, which will flow into an interactive dialogue with all participants where tangible suggestions surface that stakeholders can consider as they work to implement cybersecurity strategies and solutions.

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Possible Participants (max. of 4 in total):

  • Humanitarian representative – (Possible Article 19 representative Niels ten Oever Netherlands worked on IETF Human Rights RFC and ICANN Human Rights framework)
  • European Commission (DG Connect) - participant to elaborate on European Standardisation Strategy
  • Alex Leadbeater (pending), BT representative and TC Cyber Chair, ETSI
  • Multistakeholder platform for ICT representative (Standardisation perspective) - Possible: James Gannon (Ireland - Industry) Novias Head Cybersecurity; global perspective)
  • Chiara Giovannini, ANEC (confirmed) - Alternative: Thomas Schneider (Switzerland, Regulator OFCOM, also Head of Council of Europe AI Committee)

Co-moderators (name, institution):

  • To be determined

Focal Points

  • Constance Weise
  • Karen McCabe

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  • Riccardo Nanni
  • Vittorio Bertola
  • Constance Weise
  • Roberto Gaetano
  • Alève Mine
  • Karen McCabe
  • Wout de Natris
  • Fotjon Kosta

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